Capsid bugs are true bugs, there are many species. Most do not damage garden plants or are predatory. A few are sap-sucking pests that feed at the shoot tips, and on flower buds, of a wide range of herbaceous and woody plants. These include the common green capsid (Lygocoris pabulinus) and the tarnished or bishop bug (Lygus rugulipennis).
Some pest capsid bugs have a more restricted host range such as the apple capsid (Plesiocoris rugicollis), which feeds on apple and pear.